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The Ethics of Psychotropic Medications - The primary reason I am pursuing my Masters in Social Work is to work within the behavioral health field. However, through the education that I have received thus far combined with personal research that I have done, I am becoming increasingly aware about a personal and professional ethical dilemma surrounding the behavioral health field and psychotropic medications. The social work field is undoubtedly intertwined with the psychiatric field; social workers provide “the largest proportion of mental health services in the United States” (Moses, p....   [tags: Psychotropic Medications] 3035 words
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Testing New Medications - The medical community depends on medication testing to evaluate the effects of new medications. While these tests are necessary it is often difficult to find willing test subjects. Some individuals and organizations have observed the populations of developing countries as a place to test potentially helpful medications. While these tests can raise questions concerning the safety and long-term effects of such tests, they also provide benefits to developing populations. I will defend the position that it is ethical to test medications in developing countries, due to the trials being superior to no treatment at all, the modern researcher’s obligation to maintain patient autonomy, and the potent...   [tags: Medical Community, New Medications, Testing]
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The Overuse of Psychotropic Medications for Children - In less than a year, John Geis was seen by four different medical doctors who diagnosed him with five separate illnesses, including autism, bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), insomnia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). John's pill regimen kept multiplying, consuming a daily cocktail of mind-altering drugs. The harmful concoction included Risperdal (antipsychotic), Prozac (antidepressant), Adderall (psychostimulant). John's story is far too common in America today....   [tags: Antidepressant Medications]
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Medications - Medications o Pain Medications o Anxiolytic/Hypnotics o Anti-depressants o Mood Stabilizers o Antipsychotics/Neuroleptics o Anticonvulsants/Seizures Medications o Stimulants o Cognitive Enhancers o Steroids (Each of these medication categories will be automatically identified by the software based on the lists that follow. The user will be provided with the appropriate section on Jon’s list that provides both a list of related medications within this category and comments on the potential impact on testing.) Pain Medications: Opiates and synthetic opioids (Morphine, Dilaudid, Tylenol #3, Vicodin, Oxycontin, Tramadol, Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Codeine, Methadone) Comment: These medications t...   [tags: Medicine] 1742 words
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Administering Medications to the Elderly - ... Lastly, most elderly adults have slower metabolisms which results in delayed gastric emptying (Touhy, 2012). This becomes important because, some medications will not make it to the small intestine to be absorbed in time to cause their therapeutic effects (Touhy, 2012). There are many different reasons to get lab work done before a medication is given. For example, it is important to do a WBC when suspecting a bacterial infection in order to know which medication will be effective (Touhy, 2012)....   [tags: communication, hearing loss] 682 words
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The Need for More Medications for Dementia - ... The results with Ayurveda drugs were comparable to Rivastigmine and Piracetam. The plant drugs further needs to be evaluated for their actions on Acetylcholine, GABA and prevention of neurodegeneration to investigate the exact mechanisms of effects on Learning and memory. The fixed dose Ayurvedic drug formulations offered no benefit over single agents even when used in doses prescribed in Ayurveda. Considering the fact that the Ayurveda drugs showed comparable effects to the modern medicinal agent, their therapeutic potential as nootropics needs to be explored further....   [tags: memory, learning, cognition] 951 words
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Hidden Dangers of ADHD Medications - ... Some critics suggest that some youth are simply immature and have a lack of discipline, which can lead to being mistakenly diagnosed. When ADHD is properly diagnosed doctors still gravitate toward medication, when alternative treatments are available to them. Ritalin is a drug that attack children’s nervous system, and is given to children with ADHD. Doctors give the drug to children not knowing they have not been diagnosed properly or knowing that the risk of side effects are great. Parent are not aware of the side effects to their children because of the untimely research, which was probably done after their children were already diagnosed and on medication....   [tags: children's health, overmedication]
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Future Medications and Newer Drugs - ... Prime examples of me-too drugs are • desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) • SNRI • escitalopram (Lexapro) • Pristiq is simply Effexor’s main metabolite • Viibryd is indicated for the treatment of adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The FDA approved Viibryd as a new molecular entity in January, making it the only approved selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and 5HT1A receptor partial agonist. • The Glutamate System and Depression Glutamate is abundant in the brain and is one of the most common neurotransmitters....   [tags: psychiatric disorders, anxiety, social phobia] 3145 words
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How to Avoid Fake H1N1 Medications - Swine flu or H1N1 is a global issue called pandemic, but in the United States has been considered a serious problem among society. Swine flu is a respiratory illness very similar to flu symptoms and fever, and it is common in pigs. The H1N1 is an airborne virus and it can be transmitted to humans through contact with fluids. The treatment to swine flu consists of vaccines that have been created by pharmaceuticals that have been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). There are only two kinds of drugs to treat the swine flu, Tamiflu and Relenza....   [tags: Swine flu, H1N1, medication, FDA,] 1022 words
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Children and ADHD Medications - Children and ADHD Medications What is attention deficit hyper disorder. ADHD is a “chronic condition that affects pre-school or very young school children (Zivkovic 3822). ADHD symptoms are difficulty sustaining attention, impulsive behavior and hyper activity (3822). There was a research conducted by Cordest hat ADHD prevails in 3 to 5% of preschoolers and is more common in boys than in girls (3822). Children as young as three and four years of age are being diagnosed with ADHD and are being given medications....   [tags: chronic condition, treatment, behavior, parents]
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An In-Depth Analysis on the Prescription of Stimulant Medication as a Treatment for ADHD - Stimulant medication could be the miracle drug, or the most harmful thing to hit the younger generations. Medications such as Adderall and Ritalin are playing a prominent role in many adolescents’ lives, or the lives of people close to them. There is an “underground market” for medications like these, and the market is growing quickly. Whether just to make sure they pass that next test, or if they really believe they need it, stimulants’ popularity is soaring, and not just among adolescents but doctors as well....   [tags: health, medications]
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The Effects of Antipsychotic Medications in Schizophrenic Patients - The Effects of Antipsychotic Medications on Schizophrenic Patients Introduction Clinical research trials can be defined as tests of new medications or devices on human participant subjects. Clinical trial sites participate in operations by which they recruit patients that may be eligible in their studies, and conduct such tests on them. I chose to observe patients diagnosed with schizophrenia participating in clinical research trials at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Orange County, where I have been a clinical research assistant for seven months....   [tags: mental illness, research studies] 1952 words
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Testing New Medications - The final part of maintaining patient autonomy is assuring their safety. The AZT, Nuremberg, and Tuskegee Trials gave way to reform in the methodology of medical trials. In the late 80’s the drug zidovudine (AZT), a drug to reduce the vertical transmission of HIV, was in the trial phases of its life. This trial gained much recognition and eventually became one of the major trials to change how medical trials were carried out (Bhutta, 115). The Nuremberg Trials took place during World War II, where Dr....   [tags: Reform, Methodology, Medical Trials, Medicine]
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Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications - Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications Modern American society provides it's young people with a plethora of contradicting paradigms, all of which are built upon simplistic ideas of the best possible means of success. Study your notes and you'll ace the test, read the chapter and you'll comprehend the material, just pay attention and you'll be fine. When the reality that even the easiest of tasks such as studying, reading, or paying attention have the potential to become academic nightmares, those looking for a shortcut have resorted to using ADD/ADHD prescription medications to power through and make the grade....   [tags: Modern American Society, ADD, ADHD]
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Understanding Clinical Solutions - Introduction Medications: the part of medicine that deals with your health from outside. Millions of clinical solutions with different purposes are used in hospitals and domestics houses. The effectiveness of these solutions are going to depend on their chemistry. If an average adult takes a gummy vitamin complex supplement the vitamin in take will be almost insignificant. If that same adult takes a vitamin complex supplement tablet the intake of the vitamin will affect the body. What makes the difference....   [tags: Medications]
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The Effects and Alternative Options of Medications During Pregnancy - ... Another potentially harmful NSAID is Ibuprofen. As well the effects produced by Aspirin, Ibuprofen is significantly linked to persistent pulmonary hypertension of a newborn (PPHN), when the baby comes into contact with the drug antenatally. Although Aspirin and Ibuprofen make up two of the known teratogens there are also many others on the market and it is vital that pregnant women have an information source on these for both their health and that of the baby. As there are five classifications of teratogen types: A,B,C,D and X with A being the least detrimental and X guaranteed to have negative effects, and many possible teratogens, there are several information sources that target preg...   [tags: teratogenic, nsaid, abnormalities]
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The Anxiety of Anti-Anxiety Medications - The Anxiety of Anti-Anxiety Medications 19 million Americans (approximately one in eight) aged 18-54 suffer from anxiety disorders. (1) When I heard this statistic, I realized how important the discussion of such disorders was to the sciences. 1/8th of the most productive portion of the US population suffers from an anxiety disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the Institutes of Health for the Federal Government, is committed to research causes and treatment of such disorders....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Effect of SSRI Medications on Our Humanity - The Effect of SSRI Medications on our Humanity Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are currently one of the most controversial groups of medicines, with fluoxetine, more commonly known by its brand name Prozac, at the head of the controversy. Opponents of the use of SSRI medications as a successful and safe method for treating depression and related disorders assert that the actions of the drug are an unnatural and a dangerous form of tampering with our neurochemistry. Not only are these medications incredibly safe in almost all cases, they are actually an unnatural method of modifying an already disordered, natural sequence of chemicals in the brain, and therefore are not a fo...   [tags: Psychology] 1866 words
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Treating Spasticity - Oral Medications and Surgery - Treating Spasticity - Oral Medications and Surgery Spasticity a disorder of muscle function that causes muscle tightness or spasm. It is the involuntary movement (jerking) of muscles, which occurs when there is damage to the central nervous system. This damage may result from a traumatic brain, injury stroke, tumor, cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis (1). Symptoms may include hypertonicity (increased muscle tone), clonus (a series of rapid muscle contractions), exaggerated deep tendon reflexes, muscle spasms, scissoring (involuntary crossing of the legs), and fixed joints (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Schizophrenia: Types, Symptoms, Medications, Treatment - Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling brain disease. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying episodes of hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. These symptoms may leave them fearful and withdrawn. Their speech and behavior can be so disorganized that they may be incomprehensible or frightening to others. Some people have only one episode; others have many episodes during a lifetime, but lead relatively normal lives during the interim periods....   [tags: Papers] 5388 words
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Opioid Pain Medications - Quote "If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution - then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise." ALDOUS HUXLEY 1894 – 1963 Opiates are derived by opium....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics]
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Can Cardiac Disease Medications Demonstrate a Positive Effect on Lung Cells? - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is estimated to affect 32 million people in the United States and is the fourth leading cause of death in this country (Kleinschmidt, 2007). The intention of this project was to see if cardiac disease medications can also demonstrate a positive effect on lung cells, such as those in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. If cardiac disease medications, such as statins, treat COPD effectively then side effects caused from consuming multiple medications simultaneously and prescription expenses could be reduced....   [tags: Medical Science]
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The Propriety of Psychotropic Medications in the Treatment of Pervasive Developmental Disorder in the Pediatric Population: A Review of the Evidence - ... According to Sung et al. (2010), treatment for those affected with PDD should utilize multiple treatment modalities and disciplines and should include intense scrutiny of underlying medical issues, life events, pharmacological interventions, potential side effects of medications, and intermittent evaluations of the need to continue medication. An evaluation of the protocol used by The Learning Tree for treatment of PDD reveals compliance with these recommendations. The Learning Tree uses a multimodal, interdisciplinary approach to evaluate, treat, and monitor the treatments provided for children diagnosed with PDD....   [tags: Intervetion, Pharmaceudicals]
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Pharmacy Admission Specialists - Instructional Setting and Audience The presentation which accompanies this essay will be viewed by Pharmacy Admission Specialists (PAS) as a part of orientation and as a refresher for experienced PAS. The position of Pharmacy Admission Specialist was created in the fall of 2011. The job description requires that the Pharmacy Admission Specialist have at least a high school diploma or GED. A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a retail or hospital pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician certification and 1 year of experience as a retail or hospital pharmacy technician is also required....   [tags: HIPAA, medications]
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You Have a Symptom?: We Have Prescriptions - By the 1950s, psychiatric medicine’s capability to resolve mental imbalances captivated the public and intrigued intellectuals as “Miracle drugs” extended the human control over the mind. Today, medications are still being used to treat mental issues in patients all over the world and the use of these medications is dramatically increasing. This could be an effect of a more refined field of study, that being psychiatry, in which one can more efficiently determine mental illness in a patient. On the other hand, it could be an effect of the over treatment and over-diagnosis of patients who simply have problems adapting to the environment around them....   [tags: medications, mental, treatment, patient] 1014 words
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The High Cost of Branded Drugs in the United States - ... In the U.S. alone. 50,000+ elder level dismissals will put demands on recalled employees. Revision by their establishments and their people will be essential to thrive in the Pharmaceutical industry. They’ll be grander modifications in the impending forward.’ I think the biggest opportunity will be with the developing countries where there is an imminent need for medication in this area, medicine is very limited or they don’t have access to medication like we do in America. They can make billons by selling generic medications to developing countries abroad, from the film it states there will be a 20% increase in evolving markets by 2020....   [tags: health, pharmaceutical, medications] 966 words
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Obesity is Commonly the Result of Underlying Conditions - ... Those diseases that have a greater potential for causing obesity as a secondary disease fall under endocrinopathies which include: Cushing’s syndrome, hypothalamic damage, insulinoma, and hypothyroidism. Psychosocial aspects of obesity include: sexual, physical, and emotional abuse –especially when it occurs in women or during childhood or adolescence. Society’s impact on obesity Society’s impact on obesity may not be very recognized. The move from agrarian to industrialized life-styles and the implementation of the 7-day work week has changed not only the access to physical activity and food but the structure of these same daily activities....   [tags: medications, society, foods] 538 words
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A Case Study of John Forbes Nash Junior from A Beautiful Mind - Introduction The film, A Beautiful Mind (2001) is the fictional account of the life of a mathematician and the Nobel Prize-winning economist, John Forbes Nash, Jr. in his struggles with schizophrenia. The film was inspired from the unauthorized biography of the same name written by Sylvia Nasar (Wikipedia). Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder through which a person has difficulty in interpreting reality which may result to the combinations of hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior though this disease is not associated and cannot be referred to with split-personality but it is solely pertinent to disruption of natural balance of thinking and emotions (Mayo Cl...   [tags: schizophrenia, hallucination, medications]
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The Argument in Favor of Medicinal Cannabis - With cannabis being one of the most widely used illicit drugs on the planet; I have always wondered the purpose for the illegality of the plant. Dating all the way back to early periods in the ancient Chinese civilizations, cannabis has been used as a medicine to treat all kinds of aches and illnesses. In the world today, it is most common for people to use laboratory, chemically made prescription or OTC (over the counter) drugs for a variety of cures. The problem with this though is people are unaware of the harmful risks and side effects that come with the use of those drugs....   [tags: illicit drugs, prescription medications]
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Progressive Muscle Relaxation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - The fields of psychology and psychiatry are highly integrated. As a former pre-medical psychology student, I should know. At the beginning of this semester, I wanted to go into the field of psychiatry, to become a doctor who prescribes medication to her patients in order to relieve the patients’ symptoms of anxiety and depression, and numerous other disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, about halfway through this semester, I dropped the pre-med option and decided to stick with my degree in psychology, going back to my original plan of becoming a psychologist....   [tags: psychologist, pyschiatry, medications]
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Emory Healthcare's New System to Reduce Errors - ... Emory Healthcare system is comprised of multiple inpatient hospitals and clinics within the state of Georgia. In response to the studies done in 2009 Emory rolled out the CPOE system in its inpatient units to try and reduce the number of errors occurring within their system. The COPE project at Emory Healthcare was thoroughly studied to understand the basic requirements needed by Emory prior to developing the system. While much went according to plan with the roll-out of the CPOE system, there were however several problems that Emory experienced in putting the system in place....   [tags: cpoe, medications, training] 750 words
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The Overdiagnosis of ADHD in Children - As a college student, the amount of students on powerful meds for ADHD and ADD is shocking. It is a topic seen in every classroom and heard in many dialogues. Conversations can be overheard frequently about how easy meds are to get and how effortless it is to receive a diagnosis. However, while I know that a vast number of students are taking prescription drugs for ADHD, I don’t think that I ever realized the full extent to which this disorder was effecting America’s youth. It wasn’t until I spent my time volunteering as a paraprofessional in a fourth grade classroom that I felt I truly understood the weight that the number of ADHD diagnosis’s were having on our nation’s children....   [tags: Medications, Disorders, Eduaction]
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Assessment of a Followup Appointment for an Elderly Patient with Extensive Medical History - Mr. Rowett returns to the Heart Function Clinic today for his routine followup appointment. He is accompanied by his son-in-law today. By way of review, this pleasant 92-year-old gentleman has a past medical history significant for: 1. Acute coronary syndrome and congestive heart failure requiring hospitalization in October 2013. 2. Hypertension. 3. Dyslipidemia. 4. Right upper lobe mass, worrisome for malignancy, for which the patient has refused invasive procedures. 5. Chronic renal insufficiency with baseline creatinine in the 190s....   [tags: heart, coronary, medications] 701 words
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DRESS: Drug Reaction With Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms - ... Their studies of case reports also have shown relapses of DRESS after the withdrawal of systemic steroids. This evidence provides more support for the use of systemic corticosteroids in the treatment of DRESS. However, a potential risk factor of using systemic corticosteroids is viral reactivation (HHV-6) and steroid dependency. Viral reactivation may be important because one theory suggests that lymphocyte sensitivity to drug metabolites is much higher during viral activation. In one prospective single center study, ten patients with confirmed DRESS were treated with pulsed IV-methylprednisone, followed by a short course of oral prednisone....   [tags: medications, systemic corticosteroids] 667 words
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The Relationship Between Health Literacy Levels and the Health Outcomes in the Heart Failure Population - To better understand the relationship between health literacy levels and the health outcomes in the heart failure population, Aurelia Macabasco-O’Connell, PhD, RN, ACNP1, Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH2,3, Kimberly A. Broucksou, MSW, MPA2, Victoria Hawk, MPH, RD, LDN2, David W. Baker, MD, MPH, Dean Schillinger, MD6, Bernice Ruo, MD, MAS5, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD6, George M. Holmes, PhD2,4, Brian Erman, BA, MS2, Morris Weinberger, PhD4, and Michael Pignone, MD, MPH2,3, conducted a literature review of the current studies....   [tags: medications, habits, comprehension] 1073 words
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The Causes and Treatment for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome - ... Normally, LMNA produces the Lamina A protein which is responsible for keeping the nucleus of a cell stable by holding it together. In Progeria, instead of Lamina A protein, the LMNA produces Progerin, an abnormal Lamina A protein. This makes the causes the disruption of the stability of the nucleus and accelerates the aging process. Progerin has also been linked to Telomere dysfunction that is concerned with cellular aging, as well. Diagnosis Progeria can be diagnosed by clinical evaluation of common characterization or symptoms of accelerated aging: underweight, dwarfism, high-pitched voice, enlarged head, prominent veins all over the head and body, irregular small outpouching of skin,...   [tags: aging, progerin, medications]
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Treatment Options for Childhood Onset Schizophrenia - ... clozapine, quetiapine, risperidone and olanzapine) appear to have a lesser degree of side effects (Remington, Martin, Jain, Baskys & Dickey, 1999). In most patients two treatments of a conventional antipsychotic are done prior to starting a clozapine trial (Asarnow et al., 2004). Haloperidol is one such antipsychotic and it appeared to be a powerful benefit in treating COS but the drawback to its use is the side effects, which included sedation and parkinsonism (Asarnow et al., 2004). The safety and virtues of pharmacological treatment is always paramount when talking about pharmacological treatment for COS....   [tags: medications, maintenance, acute, stabilization]
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Case Study on a Patient with Acute Renal Failure - ... Although she was a little depressed at the time of interviewing her, she was able to provide the necessary information that was needed. Assessment The patient had a right forearm peripheral IV and a urinary indwelling catheter. She was very alert and oriented on the first day of patient assignment, but her health status started to decline on the second day of care. She was very confused and disoriented and was complaining of pain on her right side was complaining of severe back pain, rating it an 8 out of 10 on a numbered scale....   [tags: fluids, medications, kidney] 1564 words
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Do You Have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? - ... In order to be diagnosed with both you have to have a mixture of both symptoms for the same required amount of time present by age 7. “The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians collect the following information when evaluating a child for AD/HD: A thorough medical and family history.” (Wolraich, 45) A medical examination is an examination that uses the DSM-IV-TR, which tests the neurologic status and general health of the patient. Then they conduct a comprehensive interview with the patient’s family members, teachers and the child in order to receive all perspectives relating to the issue....   [tags: disease, medications, brain, symptoms] 1662 words
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Role of Gluthathione Pathway in Discovering Anticancer Compound - ... This includes combination of chemotherapy, the approval of cancer prevention vaccines by the US FDA, therapies that target cancer cells at the molecular level, refined radiation therapy techniques and many more (Richard Manrow and Rebecca Chasan, 2013). Although the mortality rate of cancer patients has shown to decline with more advancing technology, there is still a need to decrease the rate of developing cancer, increase the cure rate of cancer, and also to convert uncured cancer to a status of chronic disease (Richard Manrow and Rebecca Chasan, 2013)....   [tags: mutations, hereditary, carcinogens, medications] 784 words
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Medical Advancements During World War Two - ... Pharmaceutical companies researched many medicaments to see if they could potentially cure other diseases or infections than originally thought. They were looking for new possible curing abilities that a drug may have. An example of a famous, world-changing drug that was used a lot during World War Two is “M+B”. It was created by the May and Baker company, and was used to treat many infectious diseases such as gonorrhea, pneumonia, and many other diseases of the sort. Winston Churchill, the prime-minister of Britain at the time, was actually treated for pneumonia by “M+B”....   [tags: medications, antibiotics, pain] 647 words
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ADHD and its diagnosis and treatment have been considered controversial since the 1970s. The controversies have involved clinicians, teachers, policymakers, parents and the media. Opinions regarding ADHD range from not believing it exists at all to believing there are genetic and physiological bases for the condition as well as disagreement about the use of stimulant medications in treatment. Some sociologists consider ADHD to be a "classic example of the medicalization of deviant behavior, defining a previously non medical problem as a medical one.” Most healthcare providers in U.S....   [tags: medications, treatments, Symptoms]
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The Painful Disease of Rheumatoid Arthritis - ... However,in Cytotoxicity evaluation,chloroquine was cytotoxic at concentrations 200µg / ml, 400 µg / ml, 800µg / ml, 1600µg / ml and 3200µg / ml. On contrast, Ibuprofen at concentrations 10000 µg / ml, 20000 µg / ml and 40000 µg / ml showed cytotoxic effects on BHK-1 cells, In conclusion, the toxicity profiles of both the drugs were shown no mutagenic and cytotoxic potential at therapeutic concentration but at higher concentration it may have harmful effect when used alone or in combination. So its dose should be prescribed carefully....   [tags: inflammation, medications, musculoskeletal] 515 words
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Infertility Treatments: Is it Ethical? - In this day and age several factors have changed the definition of a family. We live in a time where careers, education, and work are now put before starting a family, making it more difficult to have children. The traditional family archetype has changed with a rise in single and homosexual parenting. This change, even though it is a positive one, can result in several people being unable to have children. Infertility treatments have become a popular option for these people who cannot have children....   [tags: fertility medications, hormones ]
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The Disadvantages of Modern Medicine - ... With modern medicine, we are now surviving through illnesses that would have once been considered part of natural selection. These extreme technological advancements have dramatically increased the population of the planet, leading to overpopulation from which many issues stem. These advancements have allowed roughly tens of millions of people to survive despite being extremely ill or destitute. For example, an article in the New York Times suggests that population growth has reached 218,000 more people every day, which adds up to 80 million a year, and those numbers continue to grow off of themselves everyday (Minois, Georges)....   [tags: life expectancy, medications]
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The Future of E-Prescriptions - ... Adherence verification, medication reconciliation, refill requests, symptom tracking, provider messaging, and bill pay are all done through the mobile platform. This pilot beta program’s results are still be measured for the effectiveness to but it seems to be having promising effects. ERx is just a tiny part of the EHR Incentive Programs, As they move forward, subsequent steps of meaningful use aim to increase patient engagement in addition to the flow of information between patients, healthcare organizations, and providers....   [tags: medications, communication, errors] 540 words
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Psychiatrists and Special Population - ...  SELECTIVE SERETONIN REUPTAKE INHIBITOR: Numerous study have shown that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) does not increase the risk of birth defect significantly. Paroxetine has been found to be associated with cardiac defect, Third trimester exposure to SSRI may cause withdrawal symptoms such as jitteriness, poor muscle tone, `and weak or absent cry, hypoglycemia, low Apgar score and seizure. Late exposure to SSRI may also increase the risk of cardiac abnormality. All SSRI except paroxetine are considered pregnancy category C drug which means there is not enough data about the safety of the drug in human fetus....   [tags: patients, medications, mental illness] 3233 words
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Making a Cockroach-free Home - ... I do not condone the hunting down and extinction of cockroaches or the brutal shoe stomping methods, however I do understand the importance of a healthy and bug free home. I am sure that this guide will provide everything you need to know to keep your home safe and happy for you and your family. Chapter 1 – Looking Back, Cockroaches in History A brief look into the cockroach and its evolution Cockroaches are quite possibly one of the oldest original creatures on the planet. Fossilized remains of cockroaches have been found to date back almost 354-295 million years ago during the Carboniferous period....   [tags: healthy, extermination, medications] 873 words
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Medication Management for Older Adults - Proper medication management among older adults can be challenging. Older persons may not fully understand the purpose of the medication and the importance of following the prescription as directed. Over the counter medication, herbs and supplements may not be considered medication; therefore, they do not inform their health care provider that they are taking them. Multiple health care providers can result in duplication of orders or adverse drug reactions. Improper management of medication may lead to adverse drug events ultimately extending a hospitalization or decreasing an older adult’s ability to function safely....   [tags: nursing, medication, prescription, health care]
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Treating Schizoaffective Disorder - ... So it is important to keep track of any improvements, side effects, or lack of changes so you can keep your doctor informed of how the medication is working. Also remember: NEVER STOP OR CHANGE YOUR MEDICATIONS WITHOUT FIRST TALKING TO YOUR DOCTOR. Stopping or changing your medication can be dangerous not only mentally but physically as well. What about talking to someone. As well as taking medication, attending therapy sessions may be used as a treatment for Schizoaffective Disorder. There are a couple of different types of therapy or counseling your doctor may use as a course of treatment....   [tags: antipsychotic medications, delusions] 2021 words
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Clinical Depression:Types, Symptoms, Medications, Treatment - Being clinically depressed is very different from the down type of feeling that all people experience from time to time. Occasional feelings of sadness are a normal part of life, and it is unfortunate that such feelings are often colloquially referred to as "depression." In clinical depression, such feelings are out of proportion to any external causes. There are things in everyone's life that are possible causes of sadness, but people who are not depressed manage to cope with these things without becoming incapacitated....   [tags: Clinical Depression Essays] 3440 words
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Anti-Depressant Medication: Prozac - Prozac belongs to a group of medications classed by chemists as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Ogbru, n.d.) and is a trade name for fluoxetine, a commonly prescribed anti-depressant drug. It is available in several forms, as capsules, both short and in long acting delayed release from a tablet, and as a solution to be taken orally. Other trade names for fluoxetine include Rapiflux, Sarafem and Selfemra. Previous tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) worked on three different neurotransmitters, which are associated with human moods, these being dopamine, serotonin and noradrenaline....   [tags: health, medication]
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Treatment of Strokes - Stroke Medications and Treatment “Time is brain” is the repeated catch phrase when addressing the treatment and management of stroke (Saver, 2006). Access to prompt and appropriate medical care during the first few hours of stroke onset is critical to patient survival and outcomes. Recent changes in the guidelines for acute stroke care released by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have improved patient access to treatment. Stroke treatment now follows the model of myocardial infarction treatment....   [tags: Types of Strokes, Medications]
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Senior Citizens Driiving - ... Other than the three big concerns, there are also many small factors that can affect an older person’s driving. Arthritis and muscle pain can make it more difficult for a driver to turn their head or hit the brakes (“Age Page”). Senior citizens are also more likely to suffer from diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia that can make them forgot how to drive or where they are going. Lastly, many older people also take medications that can have harmful side effects like drowsiness or lightheadedness....   [tags: technology, medications, elderly]
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Why Medication is Vital to Treating Anxiety - Everyone has these little things that worry them, they start to feel sick and they do not know what to do. The feeling of worry that people get in these stressful situations is called anxiety. Anxiety affects people in many ways, and the effect varies depending on people. Because of the carrying effects, there are also several ways to treat anxiety. The different types of include: General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“Anxiety”)....   [tags: Therapy vs. Medication]
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Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Obesity - An epidemic is sweeping through the developed world, threatening millions with disability and death. Is it the dreaded Ebola virus. No, it is obesity. ‘Epidemic’ may sound exaggerated, but the facts speak for themselves: 154 million people worldwide are obese—or more than 20% are over their ideal body weight—including more than 50% of all Americans. More disturbing is the prevalence of childhood obesity, which has jumped dramatically over the past 20 years and now accounts for a doubling in the incidence of diabetes, a 5-fold increase in sleep apnoea and a 3-fold increase in gall bladder disease....   [tags: Overweight Obese Research Papers] 2022 words
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Medication Errors in Clinical Settings - Detection and Risk Management - Introduction Medications are used as one of the interventional strategies in the prevention and management of various ailments. Although medications are useful to patients, when used inappropriately, they are not only harmful to patients but also impair the reputation of physicians. Medication Errors (MEs) are known to occur in the healthcare setting. According to National Coordination Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCCMERP) medication errors are defined as “Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of a healthcare professional, patient or consumer”....   [tags: The Cause of Medication Errors]
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Coumadin: Anticoagulant Medication - Coumadin, whose generic name is Warfarin, and is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, is an anticoagulant medication. It is more commonly known as a “blood thinner”; however it does not actually thin the blood. An anticoagulant helps your body control how fast your blood clots and it prevents clots from forming during certain medical conditions. Medications such as Coumadin may prevent an already present clot from getting any larger and may also prevent a piece of the clot from breaking off and traveling to your heart, brain or lungs....   [tags: Blood Clott Prevention, Blood Medication, Warfarin]
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School Shootings Throughout the United States - ... Doctors try to alleviate there symptoms by giving them higher doses of medication making it worse. In the article by Arbercheski she describes a shooting on December of 2000 when Micheal McDermott went on a shooting rampage at his workplace. It was determined during his trial that he had increased his antidepressant medication, Prozac, from 70 milligrams to 210 milligrams per day. There was also two other recent cases where students when on shooting rampages killing their class mates before turning the gun on themselves....   [tags: young people, crimes, anti-depressant medications] 646 words
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Statins Preventing Dementia - QUESTION: What is the current data on statins causing or preventing dementia? OBJECTIVE: To determine if dementia can be caused or prevented by the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors: Pravastatin, Lovastatin, Simvastatin, Rosuvastatin, and Atorvastatin. RETRIEVAL OF SOURCES: The journal articles and publications used in this review were searched using PubMed and Google scholar as well as the FDA references cited in the warning regarding cognitive impairment on the FDA website. Key search words used include: statins, dementia, cognitive function, HMG-coA reductase inhibitors, impaired memory....   [tags: statins, prescription medications, memory loss]
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Appropriate Care for Children and Pediatric Compliance - In caring for children, it is hard for nurses because unlike adults, children cannot fully manage their treatments on their own. Children are typically very dependent on their caregiver, which means the nurse is responsible for educating all caregivers and ensuring they understand the information given. I have had a personal experience with a patient whose family was not really able to be adherent to the plan of care. The family was foreign and did not speak English well at all. The child had a g-tube and he frequently came to a respite care center (Pediatria) with it having sediment in the line and not clean at all....   [tags: caregivers, interventions, medications]
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Living like A Zombie with ADHD - ... A neurological disease according to Dr. Voytek and Dr. Verstynen they named is called consciousness-deficit hyperactivity disorder (CDHD), this is when the brain acts like a zombie (Pressman, 2013). The brain serves many functions and by the brain not working correctly will cause other parts of the body to not work as well. For example a person with ADHD might have minimal thinking skills that may cause anger problems, unable to feel pain, unable to remember things or even have limited walking functions....   [tags: medications, brain, isolation]
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Schizophrenia: Types, Symptoms, Medications, Treatment - Schizophrenia is a neurological disorder that affects the cognitive functions of an individual. The cause of this illness is unknown, but there are several theories of how an individual may acquire schizophrenia. Because there are many symptoms of the disease and because the symptoms can vary quite dramatically among several individuals and even within the same individual over time, the diagnosis of schizophrenia can be quite difficult. In the United States and Europe, schizophrenia occurs in about 3 to 6 of every 10,000 individuals....   [tags: Schizophrenia neurological disorder]
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Schizophrenia: Types, Symptoms, Medications, Treatment - Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disease. People with schizophrenia often suffer terrifying symptoms such as hearing internal voices not heard by others, or believing that other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. Their symptoms can be grouped into three categories: positive symptoms, negative symptoms, psychomotor symptoms. Positive symptoms of schizophrenia include delusions, illusions, disorganized thinking and speech, heightened perceptions and hallucinations, and inappropriate affect....   [tags: Papers Mental Illness Disorder Essays ] 3125 words
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Perspectives on Crime - Crime has a different effect on every person that is a part of the situation. Just as no two people have the same reaction to a medication, no two people have the same reaction to a situation dealing with a crime. The law enforcement officer that steps onto the scene has been trained to deal with the situation in a professional and removed manner. This allows the officer to help everyone involved in the most effective way possible. The victim, however, is emotionally invested into the situation because the crime personally attacked their sense of safety....   [tags: law enforcement, medications, criminals] 1050 words
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Another Look a Pamplet Published by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. - ... Sheff also affirms that another cause for teen’s indulgence in drugs is the feeling that the drugs give them (30). While there are many side effects when trying drugs, majority of people who try them feel euphoric (30). Marijuana is one of the many drugs that causes stimulation (30). Additionally, Adolescents feel drugs strongly because of the amount of dopamine being produced while taking stimulants (30). Another reason young people do drugs is to express their freedom (31). Continuously, Sheff explains that children try to convince their parents that they are independent and grown to prove their growth (31)....   [tags: drug addicts, families, marijuana, medications] 1214 words
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Using Medications and Biofeedback to Manage Physiological Stress - Stress Management is how to manage our own stress reactions. Two of the physiological methods of stress management are Biofeedback and drugs. Firstly Biofeedback is a technique on how to control your muscles that are not normally controlled for example blood pressure or your heart rate. This is meant to reduce ANS activity therefore reducing the symptoms related to stress such as illness. An individual participating in Biofeedback would be attached to a machine that produces feedback about some physiological activity....   [tags: Psychology] 567 words
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Prozac: Fluoxetine - Prozac: Fluoxetine Many people, both those who have experienced the illness and families and friends that have helped loved ones cope with it, are familiar with the far reaching effects of depression. Depression is one of the most common medical conditions in United States and around the world. At some point in their lives one in four, approx 18 million, Americans will experience some episode of depression. For people struggling with depression there is help available. Antidepressant medications and other treatments can often make an astonishing difference in depressive symptoms within a few weeks....   [tags: Depression Psychology Medications Essays]
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An Examination of The Meditations, by Descartes - Descartes overall objective in The Meditations is to question knowledge. To explore such metaphysical issues as the existence of God and the separation of mind and body, it was important for him to distinguish what we can know as truth. He believed that reason as opposed to experience was the source for discovering what is of absolute certainty. In my explication, I will examine meditation two in order to discover why knowledge was so important to Descartes. Meditation One The first meditation acts as a foundation for all those that follow....   [tags: The Meditations Essays] 2784 words
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Yoga as medication? - Introduction Individuals who practice yoga experience an awareness of their body and environment. Yoga helps them to relax and feel at peace with a subtle feeling of stimulation. This paper examines the use of prescription drugs/stimulants that are used to treat ADHD in children, and the use of an alternative that for some can be just as effective to treat ADHD. Yoga has beneficial factors for managing ADHD symptoms. According to the “yoga Journal” through deep breathing exercises, yoga teaches kids to tap into their breath in daily life as a source of mental and physical control....   [tags: Body Awareness, Environment, Stimulation]
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Annotated Bibliography on Effective Methods of Communication amongst the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Public and All Those in Between - Annotated Bibliography: “Effective Methods of Communication amongst the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Public and All Those in Between” D'Arcy, E., & Moynihan, R. (2009). Can the relationship between doctors and drug companies ever be a healthy one?. International Journal Of Risk & Safety In Medicine, 21(4), 185-191. doi:10.3233/JRS-2009-0481 Is it ethical for a doctor to have a strong affiliation with a drug retailer. This question has raised several concerns. The relationship amongst doctors and drug corporations is the focus of extreme analysis....   [tags: advertisements, marketing, medications] 1554 words
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The Horrific Illustrations of Capitalism in The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair - The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, shows the horrific illustrations of capitalism by the circumstances of Ona giving birth, the outcomes of medicine being diluted, and the condition of embalmed beef. When Jurgis and Ona arrive in Packingtown, Chicago Jurgis is big and strong and gets pick everyday for a job, but by the end of two years Jurgis is small and does not get picked for hardly any jobs. All immigrants wait outside the meat factory companies to take the jobs of people who do not show up or come late....   [tags: immigrants, embalmed beef, medications]
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Troubled Government in Yemen: Human Rights Violations - One day you wake up and the government violates your human rights or just completely take all rights you ever had away. Human rights violations is something that all the people in this world need to notice and care about. If no one cares about their own rights as a person and are willing to fight for their rights, then they should not get mad at others who do not care about the rights and help fight for the people in Yemen’s rights. Human rights violations are rights that have been violated by people or the government....   [tags: Proper Medications, Living Conditions]
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Taking a Look at Pain Medication - ... In contrast, non-prescription drugs consists various mild anti-inflammatory medications that are mainly used for short-term pain and minor strains. Therefore, non-prescription drugs are used for common pains and aches and lower fever (Morelli & Vogin, n.d.). Some of the most common types of drugs used to relieve pain include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, muscle relaxants, corticosteroids, antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, acetaminophen, and anticonvulsant drugs. An example of a type of drug that is used to relieve pain or for pain management is dilaudid, which is an opioid pain medication....   [tags: relieving uneasiness, injury, disease or surgery] 568 words
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Automated Medication Dispensers In The Home - Automated Medication Dispensers In The Home May Improve Medication Adherence Automated medication dispensers may be the key for improved quality of care and safety for individuals who live in a community-based setting. Errors and adverse incidents related to medication use are becoming more common whether it is because of cognitive changes related to aging, substance abuse or simply just not taking medications as prescribed. A working definition of medication misuse for the purposes of this paper is the use of medications, illicit, prescribed, or over-the-counter, in a manner other than as recommended or directed (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013)....   [tags: quality of care, safety, medicine]
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Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy -      Descartes believes that knowledge comes from within the mind. This is a single indisputable fact to build on that can be gained through individual reflection. While seeking true knowledge, Descartes writes his Six Meditations. In these meditations, Descartes tries to develop a strong foundation, which all knowledge can be built upon. In the First Meditation, Descartes begins developing this foundation through the method of doubt. He casts doubt upon all his previous beliefs, including “matters which are not entirely certain and indubitable [and] those which appear to be manifestly false.” (Descartes, p.75, par.3) Once Descartes clears away all beliefs that can be called into doubt, he c...   [tags: Meditations on First Philosophy Essays]
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Children, Adolescents & Psychotropic Medication - Psychotropic medications, also referred to as psychiatric or psychotherapeutic medications, are used to treat psychiatric disorders, such as: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They have been used for many years and oftentimes come with dangerous side effects. The side effects that often occur in children taking these medications can include: fainting, blurred vision, vomiting, extreme weight gain, and even death ("Seroquel information,” n.d.)....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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